Best feeling is landing an offer with a 40% raise before layoff, then getting the HR/Partner invite and telling them they could've saved $25k severance because you were about to quit the next day. 😂

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Yaaass🥳🥳🥳 good for you OP! Did this once. Same one day difference on them having the convo vs me. I almost couldn't stop myself from grinning during the whole process. Never did tell them, but walked out and celebrated the payday in my car and called my SO. I got 3 weeks severence over a major holiday time, so epic paid vacation holiday it was. And I got 20% bump, 36% if you include bonus, with the new job offer. Plus, I'm actually honestly so much happier at the new place. Wishing you the same joy OP 🥳

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Where did you end up?

During GFC I was taken into an office to be let go, they asked why I was smiling the whole time, to which I replied 5 minutes ago I just accepted a job in Dubai. Enjoy London winter. Nice severance package and 40 percent pay rise.

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I would keep my mouth shut and walk with that *optional* severance package

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*what

In 2008 I was in the process of being fired from a job paying $300K, and that same month I had accepted a job paying $850K. It was the best feeling to almost laugh as HR was ushering me out of my old firm.

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Teach us your ways!

They were confused why I was so chipper and non chalant. 😂

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That must have fcuked with their head 😂

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It's a nice bonus not otherwise gotten. Congrats!

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I fantasize about this exact scenario

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I would love to be laid off...

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Same

🦄 DREAM. Enjoy, op. Has to feel good. Hope you had a good PTO payout on top!

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Are you also on a visa? Which would make this story even more triumphant!! Congratulations OP !!!

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thanks. nah no visa.

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What line of work are you in MD? Deals? Institutional sales?

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congrats. in similar board. expecting my offer next week. Glad to go.

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+ government benefits for loosing job during covid.

You go Glen coco rock on!!!!

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Now invest that money!

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Congrats on your offer. Where are you going?

Hey OP would you mind if we connect?

Congrats OP

This is my dream.

The triple axle! Congrats

Congrats!

What is the severance policy? What's your tenure?

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